February 23, 2019

Traffic Engineering Division

Patricia Ebel, P.E.
Engineering Manager

Public Services Building
2700 "M" Street., Suite 400
Bakersfield, CA 93301-2370

Monday - Friday 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M

Phone: (661) 862-8838; FAX: (661) 862-8851

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The Traffic Department is responsible for the safe and efficient movement of the public and goods on the County roadway system.

This includes:

  1. Signing, stripping and pavement markings.
  2. Traffic signal, flashing beacons and intersection lighting design and maintenance.
  3. Public relations and requests for highway improvements, additional traffic controls and
  4. information.
  5. Traffic volumes on the roadways.
  6. Highway design.
  7. Developer review, preliminary, impacts plan check and road improvements.
  8. Maintained mileage and maps.
  9. School markings.
  10. Railroad improvements, coordination, review and implementation.
  11. Collision record keeping and review.
  12. Coordinate communities, driver, school, bicycle, and pedestrian safety programs. 
  13. Legal defense.
  14. Establish and maintain speed limits and parking restrictions on the roadways.
  15. Establish terminal routes.

The County maintains 3,280 miles of highways of which 2,200 miles have a centerline stripe with some 50,000 signs/delineators.

We maintain 111 traffic signals throughout the County.

If you wish to make a request to the Roads Department for additional devices, services, or improvements; please state the street location, your name, phone number and street address (and e-mail address) along with a description of the problem or improvements. 


Public Services Building
2700 M Street, Suite 400 
Bakersfield, CA 93301-2358

Phone: 661-862-8850
FAX: 661-862-8851